Grace Is Everything

My four-year old daughter was standing before her row of dolls, an open Bible in her hand, and she was preaching. Experience had taught me to glance only occasionally in her direction and continue to be busy so that she would not be embarrassed by me. So I listened a moment as I was clearing the breakfast dishes.
“Ohhh, the grace!” she was saying profoundly. “Ohhh, the everything!” Then, “What is the grace?” she questioned her audience of dolls. She paused and then answered, “It is the everything!”
I marveled over such wisdom from a four-year old. It is “the everything,” for without grace where would we be? Everything we have is by the grace of God, whether it be our salvation (“by grace are ye saved”), our temporal needs, or the measure in which we are able to go on for Him.
“Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ” (Eph.4:7).
“The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 1:14).